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Wednesday, September 12

In conjunction with Neuroinformatics 2012 see also

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Opening and Presentation of the Bernstein and Braitenberg Awards 2012

14:00 Opening (Local Organizers)

14:05 Welcome LMU and TUM

14:15 Welcome BMBF and Presentation of the Bernstein Award 2012

14:25 Lecture by the Bernstein Award Winner

15:05 Presentation of the Braitenberg Award 2012

15:10 Lecture by the Braitenberg Award Winner

15:50 Coffee

16:20 Neural Circuits: Structure and Signals

16:20 Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI Neurobiology Munich): Structural Neurobiology: Tools for the dense reconstruction of neuronal circuits

17:00 Gaute Einevoll (Aas): How local is the local field potential?

19:00 Joint INCF/BCCN Conference Dinner (Münchner Künstlerhaus)


Thursday, September 13

09:00 Coding

09:00 Alexandre Pouget (Geneva): Probabilistic approaches to coding and computation

09:40 Greg DeAngelis (Rochester): Neural computations underlying optimal multisensory cue integration

10:20 Coffee

10:50 Vision

10:50 Matteo Carandini (UCL London): Wakefulness, locomotion, and navigation: A look from visual cortex

11:30 Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard): Temporal constraints for visual object recognition:  neurophysiological, behavioural and computational approaches

12:10 Tomaso Poggio (MIT): A sketch of a theory of visual cortex

12:50 Lunch

14:00 Network Dynamics and Representations

14:00 Kwabena Boahen (Stanford): Neurogrid: Simulating a million neurons and a billion synapses in real-time with sixteen neuromorphic chips

14:40 Shaul Druckmann (Janelia Farm): Overcomplete representations and neuronal circuit dynamics

15:20 Coffee

15:50 Learning

15:50 Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI Tübingen): Statistical and causal learning

16:30 Máté Lengyel (Cambridge): Internal models: of ferret and men

17:10 Jochen Triesch (FIAS Frankfurt): Self-organization and unsupervised learning in recurrent networks

18:00 Poster Session I

20:00 Öffentlicher Vortrag

Onur Güntürkün (Bochum): Intelligenz ohne Hirnrinde? Wie Vögel einen eigenen Weg zu kognitiven Höchstleistungen gefunden haben


Friday, September 14

09:00 Decision

09:00 Ranulfo Romo (UNAM Mexico City): Conversion of sensory signals into perceptual decisions

09:40 Zach Mainen (Lisbon): Origins and use of uncertainty in decision-making

10:20 Coffee

10:50 Disease and Cure

10:50 Quentin Huys (UCL London): Explaining away emotions. How simple decision dysfunctions might perturb complex cognitions

11:30 Stefan Leutgeb (UCSD): Spatial processing and map learning in the entorhino-hippocampal circuit

12:10 Bernhard Seeber (Nottingham / TU Munich): Improving hearing with cochlear implants in reverberant spaces

12:50 Lunch

14:00 Cognition

14:00 Onur Güntürkün (Bochum): The Left and the Right Side of Visual Discriminations

14:40 Andreas Nieder (Tübingen): Biological precursors of the number sense

15:20 Coffee

15:50 Prizes and Global Perspectives

15:50 Bernstein Movie Award 2012

16:05 Brains-for-Brains Award 2012

16:20 Maryann Martone (UCSD): Big data from small data: A deep survey of neuroscience data via the Neuroscience Information Framework

17:00 Christof Koch (Allen Institute, Seattle): Project MindScope

17:40 Outlook (Organizers of Bernstein Conferences 2012 and 2013)

18:00 Poster Session II

Important Dates

Abstract deadline:
May 11, 2012

Early registration deadline:
June 1, 2012

Neuroinformatics 2012:
September 10-12, 2012
Bernstein Conference:
September 12-14, 2012





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